Is Life Too Short To Go With The Flow?
Actor, writer, comedian, Ricky Gervais in The Huffington Post thinks it is. But I couldn’t disagree more. Or perhaps we need more creative thinking about what flow is.
Gervais suggests that going with the flow is the act of not questioning which way the crowds are going and why. Perhaps we are like the children following the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and we all know what happened to them.
Yet I feel there is a much better way to look at the word “Flow.” There is a flow of the universe, the collective unconscious, and our need to quickly learn more about it and how to climb aboard. What do I mean by this?
It is the idea of learning how to develop our intuition and to pay more attention to it. Rupert Sheldrake is showing us that the animals are tuned into the collective unconscious and how they learn new skills from it. We must also must be tuned into it. So the idea is to wake up to the potential and get aboard.
In fact not getting into the flow maybe a threat to our survival. The world is technological moving at warp speed now. Time is a luxury and the new goal. The concept is to become more comfortable with our intuition, going with it, looking at the results, and slowly upping the ante until it starts to feel like second nature rather than just plain luck. The alternative is to fight change, become frustrated, angry, and to eventually become unhealthy.
Another way to think about it is that perhaps crowds at one level know exactly where to go. The new term crowd sourcing reflects the idea that there is a group consciousness, at least among people with a common interests, that holds a certain wisdom. long evident in nature are how schools of fish, flocks of birds, hives of bees and colonies of ants seem to self-organize with no apparent leader and get the job done. The off shoot of this in human terms is crowd swarming We seem to be looking at nature to know how this works as linear thinking time seems to be ebbing away.
So perhaps are we not all being forced to join the flow, like it or not. In my recently released books I talk about my journey of waking up to this unconscious force and then slowly bringing it into daily life.
I would love to hear your comments on “Flow” and how it works for you.